FAQ

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What is Pike13?

Pike13 is our booking system and globally know just like MindBody etc used by hundreds of Dance schools, fitness centers. You make an account there to book classes or buy products, for more information read our terms and conditions

Can I join Mid-term?

Yes, this is without any problem. We have different levels on pole fitness and Latin classes by numbers. (2)- is for people who taken classes for approx a year, advance is for 3-4 years experience or more. All other classes we teach routines that we do over 4 weeks before starting a new routine fitting all levels.

How can I learn to dance when I have no rhythm??

We can teach a rock to dance. It is all about taking the first step and commit to your new hobby. All our instructors are trained fulltime dance instructors. We can always find individual paths to make sure you learn at same pace as the rest of students.

Is my paying information safe to share?

We work with an established trusted globally known third party software company called Frontdesk. This is a paysafe merchant account provider. DanceLab does not have access to your account information. We just get informed that you have paid (or not)
This way all credit information is kept secure for you as client and from us as service provider

I worry about sharing my information online?

Your information and privacy is 100% secure through our globally known third party company Frontdesk. Your contact information is stored there and only shared between DanceLab and you as the client. We need your contact information to inform you about news and/or unexpected changes that might happen. And we need to be able to contact parents in case of urgency regarding their child.

This way all credit information is kept secure for you as client and from us as service provider

Why pay for classes when I can just learn it from YouTube??

In our classes you get a professional instructor that interacts with you. He or she will spend time with you to help you develop your skills. And they will adjust their teaching to your level. You have to pay to get this service. It takes a lot of work to achieve it on your own for example through YouTube. We provide a step by step build up of each technique to secure you a good learning curve and achievement.

This way all credit information is kept secure for you as client and from us as service provider

Why is dancing great activity for Kids?

Dancing is known as exercise activity that builds and strengthen the coordination, rhythm and balance skills of your child. Most important we guide them on their way to become creative and develop their own paths in a secure and social environment.

What is Pole Dance/Pole Fitness?

Pole Dance (also called Pole Fitness, Pole Sport, Pole Art) is a form of training where you combine strength, flexibility, dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics and use your own bodyweight for training. Pole Dance has many origins – 

  • the 900-year old yoga tradition Mallakham where mostly men used a wooden pole to perform acrobatic performances 
  • circus-culture in the 18-1900’s 
  • pole dance as stripping in the 1960’s in Canada 

During the 90s pole dance has moved into the training centres in the USA, and the last few years pole dance has swept over the world with various types of competitions popping up all over (such as Pole Art, Pole Theatre, Pole Sport competitions)! There are also World Championships taking place every year, and the Norwegian Championships have taken place since 2014. Norway also has a Pole Sport Federation. 

What are some typical benefits of Pole Dance / Fitness?
  1. Increased strength and body control 
  2. Increased flexibility and balance 
  3. Increased confidence 
  4. Burning calories / weight loss 
  5. Happiness – physical training makes you body release endorphins (happy hormones) making you feel better and more energetic. Smiling and laughing in class will also help with this! 
  6. Improved posture – most dance forms will help improve posture and make you look tall, confident and sexy. 
  7. Making new friends and having a laugh with friends/colleagues/classmates! 

Is there an age limit for pole dance/ fitness classes?

There is no age limit. Participants below 18 years old need the parents/guardians to sign up a membership and consent for taking part in classes. 

How do I contact/follow DanceLab?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dancelab.no/?ref=br_tf 

Instagram: _dancelab_

Email: “Dancelab” info@dancelab.no  

Phone number: 96882016

What is DanceLab’s address?

Our address is Vestregata 29-31, but the entrance is from Fredrik Langes gate.

Our mail address is: Hansjordnesgata 24/11 9009 Tromsø 

Do you have parking?

Unfortunately we don’t. We are located right in the heart of town and there are plenty of parking lots nearby. 

How do I get to DanceLab by bus?

Take any bus that goes to Tromsø centrum and follow Fredrik Langes gate up towards Kongsbakken school. Our studio will be on your right-hand side. 

What should I wear for pole dance class?

For beginners we suggest shorts and a singlet/t-shirt. Most people train barefooted in our classes. Feel free to bring warmer clothes for warm-up and stretching. We also require everyone to take off rings, watches and bracelets (to avoid scratching on the poles) and we suggest you don’t use moisturiser on the same day as training. Bring a water bottle with you – you can fill this up at the studio. We also have a small changing room and a toilet. Please come 5-10 minutes before your class starts to ensure you have enough time to be prepared for class. Students who miss out on the warm-up will not be allowed into class. 

What kind of physical shape should I be in?

Everyone is welcome at DanceLab – no matter what your physical shape and condition. The instructor will adjust exercises to you. If you have an injury, please tell the instructor before class. During your first visit to your studio you will fill in a health form that helps us map you needs and wishes. 

What happens if I get injured?

Your health and safety is our focus. This is why all our pole classes are 60 minutes long to give enough time for a warm-up and we have special 1-hour classes for stretching our sore muscles. All training and activity is your own responsibility and it is important that you listen to your body and inform the instructor if something feels sore or wrong. We have procedures we follow if an injury occurs and you must inform your instructor of any injury you get during class. We will fill out an accident report form together. 

What should I take into consideration regarding pole training?
  • Avoid pole dance if you are unwell, taking pain killers, have an injury or experience pain, have had a large meal in the last two hours, or have been drinking alcohol. 
  • Check with your doctor if you are pregnant, have newly given birth, have pain or injuries/illnesses or any other reasons you are unsure if you should train pole dance. 
  • Don’t use body lotion or oil the same day as you are going to train pole dance. This can result in you loosing grip on the pole, slipping down and injuring yourself. 
  • Drink lots of water during the class and take breaks when you feel the need. 
  • If you train pole dance at home – ensure that the pole is correctly installed and that you have enough space around you. 
  • Avoid overtraining and reduce the risk of injury from strain. Include restdays in your training. Remember – practice makes perfect. Be Patient! Relax and don’t judge yourself or compare yourself to others. Most importantly – have fun!! 
Do you sell poles to use at home?
  • Yes we do. Contact our team to advise you for your purchase. If you are not our student together with purchasing pole you will receive 1 week pole classes for free.

Payment Terms

Bookings are binding. A non-refundable deposit of 500 kr is paid during booking. The remaining amount is paid 14 days before the Bachelorette Party. Cancellation must be notified minimum 30 days in advance to avoid full payment.

We would like to arrange the Bachelorette Party at home or in a different location, is this possible?

Yes its possible. The price depends on the distance between studio and place where party will be held.

One of our participants is pregnant, can she still join?

There is no problem to attend a class with us even if you are pregnant. We stick to basic tricks, and don’t venture into the harder more advanced tricks. The pregnant participant can decide herself how involved she wishes to be, and if something feels uncomfortable, she may at any time chose to stop and watch instead.

What should we wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes; shoes will not be needed as we train barefoot. You may wear shorts if you wish, but it is not necessary.

Can we drink alcohol?

We do not sell alcohol. However, you may bring some with you, although excessive drinking will not be allowed. We reserve the right to ask participants to leave the studio, or cancel the entire event if one or more participants are drunk.

How do I book?

Just follow up on this page and select your tame and date. Once your reservation is finished you should receive conformation email. if you have any more questions just please contact us on: info@dancelab.no or call: 96882016

What if we need to cancel?

Booking is binding. Cancellation must happen within 30 days before the Bachelorette Party. After this, full payment is required. A deposit of 500kr will not be refunded.

Can we change the date of our party?

Your payment secures the time and date of your party. Changes to the timing or date of your party will depend on our availability. If we have free capacity we will be happy to help change the party time or date. Ordinary cancellations rules apply.

When is the booking confirmed?

The booking is confirmed once you place your order here. When the booking is finished you should receive conformation email, if you haven’t place check if you filled up your email correctly and contact us. The booking will show up in your profile. You can pay the deposit 500kr while booking or we can send you an invoice for it.